We must try, through international education, to realize something new in the world — a purpose that will inspire us and challenge us to use our talents and material wealth in a new way, by persuasion rather than force, cooperatively rather than competitively, not with the intention of gaining dominance for a nation or an ideology, but for the purpose of helping every society develop its own conception of public decency and individual fulfillment.

-J. William Fulbright

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
-T.S. Eliot

I graduated with dual master’s degrees in public health and city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016. I am participating in the Coastal Drift Bike & Build for three weeks in June 2016. (See my rider page here.)

After completing my bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communications at the University of South Carolina, I participated in a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea in 2012-2013.  I had previously traveled to Mexico for a service trip and Greece, Turkey, Poland, Germany and Lithuania through study abroad programs. (See an article about those study abroad travels here.) I have provided support for several Fulbright Enrichment seminars and currently serve as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador for interested U.S. applicants. (Interested in applying? Email me.)

Why grits, you ask? Check out this blog post.

Photo courtesy of Neal Singleton


This site is not an official Fulbright Program site. The views expressed here are entirely my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State, or any of its partner organizations.


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  1. Sarah says:

    Exciting! I can’t wait to meet you!

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